Mentoring

MindJam offers emotional support and guidance for children and adolescents through gaming and game design.

It is important to recognise and understand that many children have additional emotional needs that are not always met by traditional means. At a young age, these needs can sometimes feel overwhelming and often isolating.

At MindJam, our aim is to support children who suffer anxiety, stress, social issues and other emotional needs. We are experienced in working with children with ASD, ADHD, Trauma, PDA and children who have been adopted.

MindJam uses gaming, coding and game creation, digital music and digital art, as a platform to develop positive play, problem solving and social and technical skill development, through friendly, positive and low-demand sessions. These activities are great for relieving stress and anxiety and have been shown to greatly benefit mental health and cognitive development.

In private and online one-to-one sessions, we provide a safe environment in which children are encouraged to express themselves, to talk about anything that interests them, their loves and fears, worries, problems and goals.

Through positive, non-judgemental social interaction, tuition and play, we aim to provide the right support for their individual needs, whilst also providing an educational benefit through furthering skills in gaming, game design and coding.

The sessions can range from playing together, recognising skills and growing confidence in Minecraft, Fortnite, Roblox and many other games, to learning game design, hosting a server, modding, digital art, animation, video editing, creating games in Roblox Studio and Dreams, coding games in Python and Lua, modelling in Blender, digital music, becoming trained and certified as a junior programmer in Unity and helping aim towards further education and employment.

The future is becoming increasingly digital and it is a world in which children increasingly feel at home. By harnessing the benefits of digital entertainment/creative platforms, we want to support children with aspects of life they find difficult, in an environment they feel comfortable

We work together with families, support networks, schools, councils and mental health professionals to provide the right support to each individual child.

We'd love to hear from you.

If you would like our team to get in touch with you to discuss how we can help you and your young people through our services, please feel free to fill out our contact form, and we will be in touch as soon as possible to talk you through enrolling with one of our mentors or counsellors